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Volunteers and your organisation

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About volunteers and volunteering in your organisation


You may need to adapt your volunteer management practice during the coronavirus outbreak. For specific guidance on volunteer management and to see our latest covid-19 guidance for charities, please visit our coronavirus pages.

Why involve volunteers?

Volunteers make a difference in a whole range of settings and organisations from small volunteer led community groups, larger national and international charities and the NHS and other public sector organisations.

Why involve volunteers? -Read more…

Avoiding job substitution

Keeping the distinction between volunteers and employees clear.

Avoiding job substitution -Read more…

Volunteering internships

NCVO have worked with a range of organisations to review the current situation and produce guidance on volunteer internships to help charities ensure they fully understand any legal obligations they may have and to ensure expectations about the role between both parties are clear.

Volunteering internships -Read more…

Volunteering strategy

Volunteering can do more when it has support, strategic leadership and commitment from the top.

Volunteering strategy -Read more…

Employer-supported volunteering

Volunteering while employed: the pros and cons for employers and employees.

Employer-supported volunteering -Read more…

Insurance and volunteers

If your organisation or group involves volunteers, you should consider the types of insurance cover needed to protect them and your organisation.

Insurance and volunteers -Read more…

Volunteers and the law

Guidance to help you understand your legal rights and obligations when managing volunteers

Volunteers and the law -Read more…

Page last edited Dec 16, 2020

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